San-en NeoPhoenix

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San-en NeoPhoenix
San-en NeoPhoenix logo
Leagues B.League
Founded 1965
History OSG
OSG Higashimikawa
Hamamatsu Higashimikawa Phoenix
San-en NeoPhoenix
Arena Toyohashi City General Gymnasium (ja)
Location The eastern Mikawa, Aichi and Shizuoka
Team colors Red, White
Head coach Hiroki Fujita
Championships 2

SAN-EN NEOPHOENIX (三遠ネオフェニックス) is a B.League professional basketball team, based in the eastern Mikawa and Hamamatsu, Shizuoka Prefecture region of central Japan.

The team was founded in 1965 as the company team of the OSG Corporation, a Toyokawa-based machine parts manufacturer. It remained a local team in Aichi prefecture until 1995, when it first participated in the All-Japan Professional Basketball Championships. It joined the Japan Basketball League (JBL) in 1999, winning the Second Division championship in 2000. “Higashimikawa” was added to the team name in 2007, when its home stadium was moved to Toyohashi. It ended the 2007 season in third place.

From 2008, the Higashimikawa Phoenix joined the new bj league, and the following year, “Hamamatsu” was added to the team name to emphasize the compound franchise among Toyohashi, Hamamatsu, and the surrounding districts and the team was legally registered as an independent corporation under the name of “Phoenix Communications”. The team signed the noted Chinese basketball star, Sun Mingming, in 2008.[1]

In July 2015 it was announced that the team will compete in the first division of the new Japan Professional Basketball League, which will commence from October 2016.[2] Accordingly it was changed the club name to "SAN-EN NEOPHOENIX", and transferred to the home arena to Toyohashi.


  • League champions: 3
    • 2009
    • 2010
    • 2015

Current roster[edit]

Note: Flags indicate national team eligibility at FIBA sanctioned events. Players may hold other non-FIBA nationality not displayed.

Players Coaches
Pos. No. Nat. Name
PG 1 Japan Shinnosuke Ohishi
PF 2 United States Robert Dozier
SG 3 Japan Masahiro Oguchi
PG 5 Japan Hayato Kawashima
G/F 6 Japan Ryota Iwata
C 8 Japan Atsuya Ota
SG 11 Japan Shingo Okada
PF 13 Japan Kenji Hilke
PG 15 Japan Tatsuya Suzuki
United States Wendell White
C 44 Canada Scott Morrison
SF 45 Japan Junki Kano
SG 73 Japan Shuto Tawatari
Head coach

Japan Hiroki Fujita

Assistant coach(es)

Japan Shuto Kawachi

Japan Seiichirou Kage

  • (C) Team captain
  • Injured Injured

Updated: 24 August 2017

Notable players[edit]

To appear in this section a player must have either:

- Set a club record or won an individual award as a professional player.

- Played at least one official international match for his senior national team or one NBA game at any time.


External links[edit]


  1. ^ "CMING MING SUN basketball profile". AFP. 2009. Retrieved 2009-03-11. 
  2. ^ "JPBLの「1部~3部階層分け発表記者会見」について" [Regarding the JPBL's "Division 1-3 Assignment Press Conference"] (in Japanese). Nishinomiya Storks. 30 July 2015. Retrieved 11 August 2015.